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Alcohol and other drug forum for Aboriginal communities in Bega Valley

Date posted: 20 November 2014

Free forums on alcohol and other drug-related issues are being held in coming weeks in Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Batemans Bay and Bega, New South Wales.

The travelling road show, The times are changing, is a collaborative initiative between Shoalhaven Community Drug Action Team (CDAT), South Coast Medical Services Aboriginal Corporation, Wandarma Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Service, Oolong House Men’s Rehabilitation Service and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

The aim of the forum is to provide a safe space for service providers, health and welfare workers, parents, teachers and the Aboriginal community to come together and get information on current trends and to learn about alcohol and other drug issues that are affecting Aboriginal people.

The line-up of speakers for the Bega forum includes:

The times are changing Bega forum will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Upper St, on December 9, from 9.30am until 3.30pm.

The other forums are to be held in Wollongong on November 24, Nowra on November 25 and Batemans Bay on December 8.

Attendance is free and everyone is welcome to come for the full day, or just come for part of the day. Catering is provided.

For further information, or to register, call Natalie Beckett of the HIV and related programs unit on 0418 549 365.

Transport will be available - to book call Jo Norton-Baker at Wandarma on 6492 0011.

Source: Bega District News

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Last updated: 20 November 2014
 
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